Russia concerns about UN troops involvement in Cote d'Ivoire

Russia asked for verification why the UN peacekeeping forces have been involved in the combat operations in Cote d’Ivoire, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.”The peacekeepers have a mandate which obliged them to stay neutral and unbiased,” Lavrov said.
He added that the Russian Foreign Ministry has been studying the judicial content of the situation.Russia has asked for an emergency briefing of the UN Security Council, but has not received any clear answer so far, Interfax news agency reported.”Situation (in Cote d’Ivoire) is not getting better, it is getting worse,” Lavrov said.Moscow urged all parties of the conflict in this country to guarantee that no civilian would fall victim to their hostilities, the Russian foreign minister said.Cote d’Ivoire’s incumbent Presid…

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